Construction could begin as early as this fall. It’s been delayed for years, but last week, US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar announced that the federal government has approved construction and operations plans for the Cape Wind Energy Project.
“The department has taken extraordinary steps to fully evaluate Cape Wind’s potential impacts on environmental and cultural resources of Nantucket Sound,” Salazar said during a visit to Boston.
The plans call for 130 wind turbines to be situated in a grid pattern several miles off the coast of Massachusetts’ Nantucket Sound. Once complete, the wind turbines will produce 468 megawatts of electricity – enough electricity for about 200,000 homes.